Snowfall blankets much of Oklahoma


Thursday, December 27th 2007, 12:56 pm
By: News 9


Associated Press

Snow fell across a large part of Oklahoma to add to what's already been a record year for precipitation in the central portion of the state.

National Weather Service forecaster Daryl Williams says a low-pressure system in north Texas pushed its way northeast across Oklahoma, dropping an inch or more in central and southern sections of the state.

Because the ground was warm from mild weather the past few days, the storm didn't turn out to be a major ice event like the one earlier this month.

The snow added to what's already a record rainfall for central Oklahoma. As of midnight yesterday, Oklahoma City had 56.84 inches of rain for the year to break the record of 52.03 inches set in 1908.

The Oklahoma Climatological Survey says Oklahoma received 41.16 inches of rain statewide or nearly 5 inches more than normal and it's the 9th wettest year since 1921.

Still the Panhandle and southeast Oklahoma are below average rainfall totals.
Another storm headed toward the Plains will give the Panhandle and northern Oklahoma another chance of frozen precipitation today and early tomorrow.